Vodafone's Tomorrow Street and Accenture unveil start-up partnership

Accenture and Tomorrow Street, Vodafone’s innovation centre, have announced a new partnership that aims to help start-ups flourish.

Working with the Tomorrow Street management team, Accenture will help start-ups fast-track their product development, and provide support in the areas of the internet of things (IOT), security and artificial intelligence (AI).

Through the new tie-up, start-ups will be provided with direct exposure to communications industry executives, which Accenture says will allow them to gain insights into the needs of industry executives on a global scale.

Gene Reznik, a senior managing director at Accenture who leads the company’s Technology Ecosystem & Ventures practice, said: “The introduction of new, leading-edge technologies is critically important to ensure that the communications industry continues to flourish.

“We have partnered with many growth-stage companies developed through our Accenture Ventures organisation, strategically investing in the most promising innovations in the market. We are confident that together with Tomorrow Street, we can create the right conditions for innovation to develop at the rapid pace the industry requires, helping to accelerate and scale innovation in Europe.”
With a focus on IOT, security and AI, Tomorrow Street is a joint venture between Vodafone and Technoport. It aims to help develop start-ups and early concepts into larger commercial operations.

Located at Vodafone’s global procurement building in Kirchberg – the business hub of Luxembourg City – Tomorrow Street brings together organisations under one roof and acts as an innovation incubator for those involved.

It aims to work with businesses that have a commercially-ready product but need help scaling their operations across Europe.